NAVY SECRETARY GIDEON WELLES ORDERS THE NAVY TO TRANSPORT CAPTURED FUGITIVE JOHN SURATT BACK TO THE US TO STAND TRIAL FOR CONSPIRING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT LINCOLN GIDEON WELLES Telegram, unsigned, 1 page, 8½x11. 1866 December 6. Telegram partly printed in Portuguese, received from Gideon Welles in Washington, D.C., for transmittal to Admiral Goldsborough, American Squadron at Lisbon, Portugal. Manuscript text of Welles' message (unknown hand): "Send steamer to Alexandria, Egypt to receive Surautt [sic] from Consul Hale and bring him to Washington." [Welles' name has also been misspelled by the telegraph office.] Docketed on verso: "Hon. G. Welles/Secy of the Navy/6th Dec. 1866/Send steamer to/Alexandria, Egypt". Gideon Welles (1812-1878), a Jacksonian Democrat who joined the new Republican Party in 1854 because he detested slavery, was Secretary of the Navy throughout the Presidencies of Abraham Lincoln (who called him "Neptune") and Andrew Johnson (1861-1869). John Suratt (1844-1916) was the son of Mary Suratt, convicted of conspiracy in the assassination of President Lincoln and the first woman executed (hanged) by the US government. read more...
U.S. Politicians / Government Employees | Poems
JAMES M. DALZELL A Union veteran's poem rejects the idea of honoring Union and Confederate soldiers together. Autograph Poem signed twice: "James M. Dalzell/Private Dalzell" at end, 3p, 6½x8¾. Accompanied by Autograph Note signed: "James M. Dalzell/Private Dalzell", 1p, 6½x8¾. read more...
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THE CIVIL WAR PRIVATE AND POET GLORIFIES THE SACRIFICES OF UNION FORCES DURING THE CONFLICT JAMES M. DALZELL. Autograph Poem signed: "J.M. Dalzell" at end and "Private Dalzell" in heading, 2p, 8x10¾, separate sheets. read more...
Sale Price $1,530.00
JOHN D. LONG. Typed Poem signed: "John D. Long", 1p, 8x7. Titled: "Charade for the Transcript". In full: "Of a discoverer's name, undimmed by age,/Read but a half and you my first rehearse;/A well known period next on history's page./Both are familiar forms in Whittier's verse. read more...
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JOHN JAMES PIATT The poet signs his name twice on handwritten copy of his poem "Sunshine in Rain" in black ink Autograph poem signed twice: "John James Piatt" and "John James Piatt" in black ink. 1 page, 7x9¾. Cleveland, Ohio. Titled: "Sunshine in Rain" by Piatt. read more...
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JOHN JAMES PIATT The American poet signs his poem "The Walnut-Gatherer" in black ink Poem signed: "John James Piatt" in black ink. 1 page, 7x8¾. North Bend, Ohio. Titled: "The Walnut-Gatherer/ (To a Little Boy Out in the Woods)" read more...
Sale Price $432.00